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Adobe Officially Kills Flash

November 11, 2011

Well, it seems that the combination of Steve Jobs + HTML 5 = Flash is Dead.

… No, the above is not a great sentence but it does tell the truth: Adobe’s decision is a death-sentence for Flash – a soon to be forgotten technology in the ever growing bin of dead and dying technologies:

  • Cobol
  • Macromedia Director
  • Java Applets

… And many, many more.

Adobe Officially Kills Flash

Adobe Systems Inc halted development of its Flash Player for mobile browsers, surrendering to Apple Inc in a war over Web standards as the company surprised investors with a restructuring plan.

While the matter might seem like inside baseball for the average person, it is likely to improve the browsing experiences of tens of millions of iPhone and iPad users, who have trouble accessing sites built with Flash.

That is because Adobe’s decision means Web developers who currently use Flash tools to produce Web content will likely move over to the newer HTML5 technology, which Adobe embraced on Wednesday.

Yes, Flash will still be used here and there for gaming web sites … at least for a little while, but soon enough HTML 5 and CSS 3 development tools will replace everything that you do with Flash.

Seeing the writing on the wall, I stopped any further development of Flash related training video courses.

Bonus: Video Blog on the Flash:

UPDATE and clarification:

In a nutshell, I think that mobile devices will very quickly be the dominant device used to surf the Web and as such, most developers (in time) will choose to develop on the universal platform (HTML 5, CSS 3 and Javascript) rather than Flash.

That all said, I bet that Adobe will turn the Flash application into a powerhouse HTML 5 and CSS 3 creator.

I hope that clarifies my position.

Stefan Mischook

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New Flash CS4 video tutorials released.

October 20, 2009


Hi everyone,

I am happy to announce our new Flash CS4 video tutorials are finally ready! It only took me a year to get Santo (the author of the video tutorial course) to finally do it – better late than never I suppose.


… I have to tell you, wrangling up good video authors is like herding cats!

Check out this sample video on using the Flash Bones tool:

You can find more sample videos on the Flash CS4 video tutorial home page and in this coming months Web Designer Magazine.


Stefan Mischook

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Video Tutorial: Actionscript Evolution

June 9, 2008


I’m happy to announce this great new video on Actionscript.

A few points:

Actionscript has gone through a few major changes that make it increasingly more powerful. But, on the downside, Actioscript has gotten a little more complex along the way.

The following video is designed to introduce you the major differences between Actionscript 1, 2 and 3.

Check it out.

Stefan Mischook

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Flash CS3 Video Tutorial: Nested Animations in Movie Clips

May 13, 2008



This is just the first of many new video tutorials on Flash CS3 (and the upcoming Flash CS4) and Actionscript 3.0.

Video: Nested Movie Clips in Flash CS3

Summary of the video tutorial:

Using Nested Animations in Movie Clips with Flash CS 3
By: Santo Romano
Tutorial level: Beginner to intermediate Flash users.
Flash version: Flash MX, MX2004, CS2, and CS3

When creating simple animations in Flash, the main timeline is often the best place to position your animations. However, when these animations are repetitive, the best way to handle them is to utilize the movie clip symbol in Flash. Unlike the other symbols you’ll find in the Flash environment, the Movie clip symbol is perfectly suited to handle this kind of work. Rather than creating multiple key frames over and over again, it is much better to nest the simple animation inside of a Movie Clip, and to let it handle most of the work.


Stefan Mischook

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